Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019

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Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Stacey Pavelko


This study explores the effects of an emergent writing interprofessional collaboration experience for preprofessional speech-language pathology (SLP) and occupational therapy (OT) graduate students. The preprofessionals were split into two groups (SLP only and SLP-OT pairs) and delivered emergent writing interventions to preschoolers either individually (SLP only) or collaboratively (SLP-OT pairs). The purpose of this study was to investigate how working collaboratively versus working individually to deliver the interventions to preschoolers influences the preprofessionals’ knowledge of theInterprofessional Education Collaborative’s (IPEC) core competencies and emergent writing concepts. The results showed that paired preprofessionals reported higher levels of interprofessional competency than unpaired preprofessionals. The paired preprofessionals also demonstrated a deeper understanding of the IPEC core competencies and showed greater gains in knowledge of emergent writing concepts. The study concluded that theopportunity to work collaboratively and apply theoretical knowledge through hands-on experiences leads to increased learning outcomes and better equips preprofessional students with the skills necessary for successful collaboration.



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